1. Welcome to Oklahoma Shooters Association! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here.

Visiting Italy in a few weeks - open to suggestions.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tRidiot, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. tRidiot

    tRidiot Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    14,213
    Likes Received:
    3,217
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Location:
    Bartlesville
    Rating
    100%
    Well, The Wife, The Boy and I are heading to Italy the 2nd week of Nov. We'll be spending 4 nights in Rome, then 2 in Venice, then 1 more in Rome before we head home. We're flying in to Fiumicino, we'll probably book a private car to take us into the city.

    We've been there once before, 13 years ago, when The Boy was 2 months old. We had some... difficulties... and thus had very minimal time. One night in Rome, one night in Venice. In Rome all we saw was the Basilica di San Pietro in the Vatican.


    So, yes, we're going to hit the major tourist sites. Yes, the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Pantheon, Vatican City, etc. All that is on the list.

    Our hotel is literally just 150 feet from the Spanish Steps.

    So... for any of ya'll who have been there, any specifics besides all the tourist sites? Special restaurants, little dives, street stands you know well, etc.? We will definitely be pretty busy seeing all the sights, but I wanted to see if there is anyone here who has special suggestions.


    Thanks!
     
    MacFromOK likes this.
  2. ira41magfan

    ira41magfan Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Location:
    Broken Arrow
    Rating
    100%
    I love Italy, bring back plenty of panforte. The fall is a great time too....have fun.
     
  3. OKCHunter

    OKCHunter Sharpshooter

    Supporter
    Messages:
    2,275
    Likes Received:
    783
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2009
    Location:
    Edmond
    Rating
    100%
    I think Italy would be really cool - I've never been. Consider a Frommer's Guide for some ideas. I've used these guides for places in the US and found some great suggestions for places / attractions I had not heard of. Check their website first. It might have all you need since you have been before.
     
  4. bigred1

    bigred1 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    1,178
    Likes Received:
    937
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2015
    Location:
    Harrah, OK
    Rating
    100%
    I would love to see the Coliseum. I'm jealous, have a great time.
     
    TonyKane1 likes this.
  5. okie362

    okie362 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    2,046
    Likes Received:
    635
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Location:
    Cartwright
    Rating
    100%
    I would suggest the charcuterie. Maybe because i have never been there and I just imagine it's spectacular. Please try it and let us know.

    I wish we had cheese and bread in the states like they have in Europe.
     
  6. Poke78

    Poke78 Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    2,243
    Likes Received:
    298
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2008
    Location:
    Sand Springs
    Depending on how you are traveling from Rome to Venice, a side trip to the Republic of San Marino might be fun. It's kind of on the way.
     
  7. Free Trapper

    Free Trapper Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    318
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Location:
    Deep in the Creek County woods.
    Rating
    100%
    Mark me down as jealous also.

    BUON VIAGGIO!!
     
  8. sedona

    sedona Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    248
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2014
    Location:
    Duncan
    Rating
    100%
    I enjoyed Naples and Capri more than Rome.Pretty much anywhere on the Amalfi coast is beautiful.
     
  9. SMS

    SMS Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    12,728
    Likes Received:
    1,251
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2005
    Location:
    OKC area
    Rating
    100%
    Hope you have a great time. I was stationed in Italy waaay back in 87-88. We used to drive up to Rome to eat at a Chinese restaurant near the Trevi fountain. I'd recommend it, but it's probably closed LOL.

    If you are down for venturing out of Rome, Monte Cassino (The site of a massive engagement against the Germans and the Allies) is only about 1.5hrs outside of Rome. Anzio and it's nearby American cemetery is not far either.
     
    D. Hargrove likes this.
  10. TwoForFlinching

    TwoForFlinching Sharpshooter

    Messages:
    6,162
    Likes Received:
    452
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2012
    Location:
    Lawton
    Be sure to hit Vatican City and run around like you're solving Da Vinci's code.
     
    Louro likes this.

Share This Page